A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Molluscum Contagiosum

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A hyperplasia of infundibular epithelium consequent to the effects of infection by a pox virus and manifesting itself clinically as one or more skin-colored, smooth-surfaced, dome-shaped papules, each with a central umbilication filled with horny material.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Molluscum Contagiosum

A hyperplasia of infundibular epithelium consequent to the effects of infection by a pox virus and manifesting itself clinically as one or more skin-colored, smooth-surfaced, dome-shaped papules, each with a central umbilication filled with horny ma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum

A hyperplasia of infundibular epithelium consequent to the effects of infection by a pox virus and manifesting itself clinically as one or more skin-colored, smooth-surfaced, dome-shaped papules, each with a central umbilication filled with horny ma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Overview

Overview The therapy of molluscum contagiosum is divided into three treatment groups: children, adults, and the immunosuppressed. Molluscum contagiosum limited to the genital area in children should raise the possibility of child abuse. Children Chi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

…rly penile papules, condylomata lata (secondary syphilis), and molluscum contagiosum. If in doubt, biopsy the lesions or seek additional consultations. Warts in immunosuppressed individuals All of the modalities outlined above appear to be useful, b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…(such as Pityrosporum), and viruses such as herpes simplex and molluscum contagiosum. A thorough review of systems, history/physical, and a biopsy with culture may be helpful to clarify the diagnosis. Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) Pseudofolliculiti…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Initial evaluation

Initial evaluation Impetigo contagiosum Bullous lesions of impetigo Differential diagnosis Herpes simplex: May result in painful or burning, crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Herpes simplex may result in painful or burning crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the same location. Grouped (herpetiform) pustular lesions resulting in erosions with scalloped borders are sugges…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Dermoscopy: What is your diagnosis?

…rect answer to the dermatoscopy quiz in the July 2013 issue is molluscum contagiosum. (http://dx.doi.org/10.5826/dpc.0303a07) Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a cutaneous infection caused by various types of the poxvirus, molluscum contagiosum virus (MC…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…ection + Hyphae in the stratum corneum = Dermatophytosis + Molluscum bodies within keratocytes and in the dermis with foreign body type giant cell reaction = Ruptured molluscum contagiosum + Perivascular and/or nodular infiltrate of lymphocytes…